Four experts offer their thoughts in this interview on whether a focus on closing the achievement gap under No Child Left Behind has overlooked top achievers and students who are gifted. Joshua Wyner of the Aspen Institute and Jon Schnur, chairman of the board of New Leaders for New Schools, contend that efforts to improve equality in education benefit all students. However, others argue that current policies ignore the needs of learners who are gifted and efforts to support struggling and advanced students need not be mutually exclusive.

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